18:35 Newcastle

Friday 24 June 2022

All16:5517:3018:0018:3519:1019:4520:20

    JenningsBet Gosforth Park Cup Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 2  |   5f  |   Standard / Slow  |   14 Runners  |   Allweather
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:38  |   Winning time: 59.61s
1
(6)
Horse silk
Venturous44
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-2| J: Tom Marquand| T: T D Barron| OR:  104| CD
16/1
Four-time C&D winner, including 2 at the start of this year. Not so good on turf last time but could easily bounce straight back at a venue which suits him well. On the shortlist.
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2
(12)
Horse silk
Copper Knightt13
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-1| J: S B Kirrane(3)| T: T D Easterby| OR:  103| CD
12/1
Won this in 2018 and second in 2019. Showed he's still capable of smart form as an 8-y-o when winning 5f Chester handicap 13 days ago. 6 lb rise makes life harder but his record in this makes him a hard one to discount.
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3
(2)
Horse silk
Makanah20
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-0| J: P Hanagan| T: Miss J A Camacho| OR:  102| BF| D
28/1
Has started 2022 with 3 cracking placed efforts, the latest when going down by a neck in Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh (5f, good to firm) 20 days ago. 0-5 on AW so far but he'll be a big threat if can translate his recent turf form to the tapeta.
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4
(8)
Horse silk
Dakota Gold33
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-13| J: Connor Beasley| T: M Dods| OR:  101| BF| D
16/1
Gained a sixth win at York when seeing off 21 rivals at the Dante meeting in May. Possibly found race coming too soon when well held there only 11 days later. Not the type to stay down for long.
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5
(11)
Horse silk
Just Frankp10
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-11| J: Lewis Edmunds| T: J L Eyre| OR:  99
22/1
Second of 3 in conditions event at Beverley (5f, good to firm) 10 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Cheekpieces back on. Others arrive with more pressing claims.
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6
(3)
Horse silk
Fernando Rah151
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-9| J: J P Fahy| T: C G Cox| OR:  97| BF| D
9/1
Improved on AW around the turn of the year and given time since a lesser run at Southwell towards the end of January. No surprise were he to resume his progression after a break.
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7
(5)
Horse silk
Count D'Orsay13
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-7| J: D Allan| T: T D Easterby| OR:  95| D
14/1
Respectable 2 lengths third of 8 to Copper Knight in handicap at Chester (5f, good to firm, 9/2) 13 days ago, nearest finish. Certainly capable but his losing run now stands at 22.
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8
(1)
Horse silk
Premier Powert33
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-7| J: Jason Hart| T: T D Easterby| OR:  95
40/1
Well held in pair of 6f York handicaps for new yard but his best efforts for his previous stable came on AW so it's not impossible that a return to an artificial surface could spark an upturn in his fortunes.
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9
(4)
Horse silk
City Walk23
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4| J: R Kingscote| T: S bin Suroor| OR:  92| BF
3/1
Better than ever when readily seeing off 8 rivals on Chelmsford's AW in May. Little went right for him back on turf at Ripon since and he merits respect back on AW.
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10
(10)
Horse silk
Illusionist34
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4| J: S H James| T: Grant Tuer| OR:  92| D
16/1
Career best when winning 12-runner handicap at York (5f, good to soft) on reappearance 34 days ago, suited by way race developed. Up 4 lb and well held on sole previous visit here.
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11
(7)
Horse silk
Digitalp12
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-4| J: Kevin Stott| T: K A Ryan| OR:  92| D
9/2
Notched a win on Southwell's tapeta at the start of 2022. Not quite in the same form on turf since but he's dropped to a feasible mark if a switch back to AW has a revitalising effect. Much respected.
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12
(14)
Horse silk
Stone Of Destinyb120
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-2| J: P J McDonald| T: A M Balding| OR:  90| C| D
6/1
Course winner who wasn't disgraced when sixth of 20 in 5f handicap at Epsom 14 days ago. Possibilities in first-time blinkers.
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13
(13)
Horse silk
Saluti12
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-0| J: P Mulrennan| T: P T Midgley| OR:  88| CD
12/1
C&D winner. 14/1, good third of 7 in handicap at Doncaster (5f, good to firm) 12 days ago, running on. Fine course record means he has to come into the reckoning.
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14
(9)
Horse silk
Intrinsic Bond8
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-13| J: D Swift| T: Miss Tracy Waggott| OR:  87| C| D
11/1
Course winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2021. Below-form fifth of 7 in handicap (10/3) at Ripon (6f, good to firm) 8 days ago. Hard to fancy on recent efforts
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Forecasts

City Walk (3/1), Digital (9/2), Stone Of Destiny (6/1), Fernando Rah (9/1), Intrinsic Bond (11/1), Saluti (12/1), Copper Knight (12/1), Count D'Orsay (14/1), Dakota Gold (16/1), Illusionist (16/1), Venturous (16/1), Just Frank (22/1), Makanah (28/1), Premier Power (40/1)

Verdict

DIGITAL looked an improved performer on AW at the start of the year so it may be to forgive him some no more than respectable performances on turf since. Venturous and Saluti are others with good records here and head the many possible dangers along with Makanah and Dakota Gold.

  1. Saluti12/1

Previous Winners

2021
Caspian Prince
Weight: 9-10  |Age: 12
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £25,770.002nd: £12,085.003rd: £6,045.004th: £3,020.005th: £1,510.006th: £755.00

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